Understanding the Earth Sciences means understanding the past, present and future of our planet and the living things on it. Geoscience with a Year in Industry at Royal Holloway, University of London takes a holistic approach to the Earth Sciences, bringing together disciplines including chemistry, physics, biology and maths to give you a more thorough understanding of the processes that govern our world. This flexible programme gives you the chance to select from a variety of optional modules including Volcanology and Terrestrial Palaeoecology, allowing you to tailor your degree to your own interests and ambitions. You’ll experience a year in industry, gaining applicable work experience and putting your skills to use during an industrial placement year. You’ll study in a department consistently ranked among the country’s top 10 (The Complete University Guide and The Guardian 2016), and graduate with a Masters degree in a field with excellent graduate employment prospects. Department of Earth Sciences alumni have gone on to enjoy careers in the hydrocarbon and environmental industries, among others. Pursue your passion for Geoscience at Royal Holloway and you’ll contribute to our leading research culture, submitting your Independent Geoscience Project in Year 5 with the option for an additional Research Proposal. + Benefit from a pioneering research culture, with 94% of Department of Earth Sciences research ranked world-leading or internationally excellent – no.2 in the UK. (Research Excellence Framework, 2014) + Enjoy extensive fieldwork opportunities in the UK and Europe. + Gain invaluable work experience and make professional connections during your year in industry. + Choose from a range of optional courses to tailor your learning to your own interests and ambitions.